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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae

The barbinae are a subfamily of fish included in the family Cyprinidae. The taxonomy for this group has not been entirely worked out as some genera historically considered within it are still considered Incertae sedis with respect to being a member of the family, and may be included here, while others may be moved to other subfamilies.


Genera normally included here:


  • Diversity of Barbinae fishes in southern Europe with description of a new genus and a new species (Cyprinidae), PG Bianco - Italian Journal of Zoology, 1998 - Taylor & Francis
  • Description of a new cyprinid fish of the subfamily Barbinae from China, GH Cui, ZY Li - Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 1984
  • The study on phylogeny of the sinocyclocheiline fishes (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae: Barbinae) X Shan, P Yue - Zoological research/" Dong wu xue yan jiu" bian ji …, 1993 -
  • de Graaf, Martin; Megens, Hendrik-Jan; Samallo, Johannis & Sibbing, Ferdinand A. (2007): Evolutionary origin of Lake Tana's (Ethiopia) small Barbus species: indications of rapid ecological divergence and speciation. Anim. Biol. 57(1): 39-48. doi:10.1163/157075607780002069 (HTML abstract)